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Poster: tank_tuba Date: Jan 2, 2009 5:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Happy New Year or Further Along the Road with Average_Joe

Unfortunately it hasn't been a stellar year for collecting Sabbath boots. I got a King Biscuit show from '77 and '78 and the sound quality was great but the years of album/tour/drug abuse had really taken their toll. Playing wise they just sounded lost.
Then I got a show from '74 that said it was a SBD, but the sound wasn't listenable. No drums, no bass and when Ozzy would start singing you couldn't hear the guitar. There was a point in the show where Ozzy says "we're gonna play a new song for you. This one's called Children of the Grave." About 30 seconds later he says, "oh." Poor Ozzy had to have been mighty messed up, not only was Children not a new song, it was two albums prior to the tour they were on.

But on the flip side of that, it's been a bumper crop this year with all the new CM's and matrix's that have come around.